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May 2022

Gordon & Rees Atlanta Partner Chad Shultz Selected to the American Board of Trial Advocates

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani Atlanta Partner Chad Shultz has been selected for membership in the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates ("ABOTA"). Membership is extended by invitation only to experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.

The American Board of Trial Advocates is a national association of more than 6,000 experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Since 1958, ABOTA has worked to uphold the jury system and to elevate the standards of integrity, civility and professionalism in the legal profession. Its aim is to aid in further education and training of trial lawyers and to provide a forum for discussion through which trial lawyers can have an active voice. It seeks attorneys who display skill, civility and integrity, to help younger attorneys achieve, and to educate the public about the vital importance of the right to a trial by jury. 

"My uncle, Don Shultz, who inspired me to be a litigator and trial lawyer, was the President of ABOTA in 1993," shared Chad Shultz. "He introduced me to ABOTA then, and it is an honor to be invited now to join this prestigious national organization. I can’t wait to share this news with him.  I look forward to contributing to the Georgia chapter, which was just awarded the 2021 small ABOTA Chapter of the Year." 

Shultz handles a wide variety of litigation, including commercial litigation and professional liability defense, and is a practice group leader for the firm’s Employment section. He leads a team of skilled attorneys in Atlanta that assist clients with litigation and with preventing legal challenges through training and counseling. In the event those situations cannot be prevented, his team litigates, mediates, and arbitrates to a successful resolution. For the past 30 years, he has litigated in state and federal courts in 29 states (including over 20 jury trials) and has conducted over 65 labor arbitrations. As a certified mediator, he has successfully resolved over 100 employment law matters. He also assists companies by serving as “settlement counsel” on complex or difficult to resolve matters with the sole focus of settling claims to reduce defense costs significantly.

Shultz joins Gordon & Rees attorneys Michael Bruno, Paul Caleo, John EadsBarry FlynnJohn Katerndahl, Mike Laurenson, Merton Marks, Jim McMullen, Ranelle Meroney, John Palmeri, Stephen RonkLeon Silver, Jim Scadden, and Amy Welborn in this exclusive membership.

To learn more about ABOTA please click here

The firm congratulates Shultz on his ABOTA membership and outstanding achievements.

Chad A. Shultz